Insanity: Leftists at Laurier Demand Money, Panic Buttons, Reinforced Windows and More for Non-Existent Campus 'Violence'
Shortly after Lindsay Shepherd appeared on The Rubin Report, the Wilfred Laurier University Rainbow Centre posted a list of demands to hold the institution 'publicly accountable' for violence against trans and non-binary students.....that doesn't exist on campus.
The university has campus police, city police that can respond in seconds and they have the same protections as every other human. To be this triggered by a video of professor Jordan Peterson that was on TVO we need to realize we have either raised the most mentally fragile generation the planet has ever seen, they are just riding the wave and bullying staff like we witnessed at Evergreen State, or they genuinely believe they are in danger which is a problem all in itself. If one genuinely thinks they are in danger to the point they need panic buttons because someone challenged their viewpoint and refuses to use 79+ gender pronouns, that is a problem on its own and they need support to learn how to cope in the world.
Here is the list of their insane demands:
"1. Issue a public statement naming that transphobia is a problem at our institution that is impacting trans, non-binary, and gender diverse students, staff, and faculty. We want Laurier to publicly acknowledge the ways trans, non-binary, and gender diverse individuals are being harmed and commit themselves to challenging the systems of transphobia and cisnormativity in all of the university’s endeavours. #nametransphobia
2. President Deb MacLatchy must issue a public apology to trans, non-binary, and gender diverse students, staff, and faculty, for failing to acknowledge the transphobia that exists on our campus or provide adequate supports. We want you to say that you are sorry for failing to uphold the experiences and safety of trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people in the Laurier community and for your complicity in maintaining transphobia. #sayitDeb
3. Immediately implement safety measures that have already been requested by the Rainbow Centre, including the installation of a panic button and reinforced windows in all DEO centres and offices. Create proactive safety processes in consultation with all members of the Diversity & Equity Office so that future safety concerns can be addressed immediately when threats to marginalized students occur.
4. Postpone the task force on freedom of expression until proper consultation can be completed with students, staff, and faculty who have been impacted by recent events and specialize in human rights. Change the composition of the task force to include representatives from the Diversity & Equity Office as well as specific requirements for trans people and people of colour.
5. Hire a second full-time Sexual Violence Response Coordinator within the Diversity & Equity Office in order to help respond to the experiences of gender-based violence that are occurring on campus. This demand will increase the availability of supports to survivors of transphobia and all other forms of gender-based violence within an office that is grossly overworked and understaffed.
6. Hire a trans person of colour as a full-time counsellor within the Diversity & Equity Office to provide mental health supports to individuals who are being impacted by our campus climate. This demand will decrease the barriers to mental health supports that students experience when they need to educate their counsellors about their experiences of transphobia or racism.
7. Establish a fund of at least $5000.00 per year that can be accessed by all departments at Laurier so that faculty, staff, and teaching assistants can access trans education workshops and pay trans and non-binary facilitators. This fund should be overseen by the Diversity & Equity Office who can coordinate facilitators through the Rainbow Centre or other community organizations.
8. Hire a trans faculty member to serve as a Canadian Research Chair on transphobia in post-secondary educational institutions. This individual will conduct research on institutionalized transphobia at Laurier and provide recommendations for policies and procedures that promote gender equity and support trans, non-binary, and gender diverse students, staff, and faculty."